DENVER, Colo., Sept. 7, 2017 – Hillel of Colorado is hosting High Holiday services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) for the upcoming Jewish new year. The holidays begin the evening of Wednesday Sept. 20. Students and the greater Boulder community are invited to join Hillel for the holidays. Rabbi Don Levy will lead the services.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rabbi Levy to CU to lead our services,” said Linda Loewenstein, campus director at CU Boulder Hillel. “Our goal at Hillel is to provide a home-away-from-home for Jewish students, and we are hopeful that faculty members will join our students for services at Old Main on the CU campus.”
Rabbi Levy is a graduate of Hebrew Union College and a retired US Air Force chaplain. After retiring from the USAF, he served congregations in Colorado and Australia. He now lives in Israel. His daughter, Ma’ayan, is a graduate student at CU Boulder.
“It is so important to engage young Jewish students in High Holy Day services to help further their connection to Judaism even while they are at college,” said Rabbi Levy. “I am honored to have been chosen to lead services at Hillel of Colorado in Boulder. Although different congregations in the city welcome Jewish CU students to join with them for these important days, the CU students who are active in Hillel have created a warm community for themselves; Director Linda Loewenstein and I agree that it is important to offer them an opportunity to observe these days in their own unique, student-centered environment. We look forward to seeing students and the greater community alike to celebrate the holidays with us.”
Most services will be held in Old Main Chapel on the CU campus; see the schedule and locations listed below. There is no charge for students to attend services. There is a suggested minimum donation of $54 per holiday for community members.
Rosh Hashanah Schedule
Wed., Sept. 20: Erev Rosh Hashanah services at Old Main at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 21: First Day services at Old Main at 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 21: Rosh Hashanah Seder at Hillel at 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 22: Second day hike & alternative service. Meet at the Ranger Station at Chautauqua Park at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 22: Shabbat Dinner at Hillel at 7 p.m.
Yom Kippur Schedule
Friday, Sept. 29: Shabbat dinner before Kol Nidre at Hillel at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 29: Kol Nidre Service at Old Main at 6:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 30: Yom Kippur morning service at Old Main at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 30: Yizkor service at Hillel at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 30: Mincha and Ne’ilah services at Hillel at 4:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 30: Shofar, Havdallah & Break the Fast at Hillel at 7:33 p.m.
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